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There’s always something fun happening at Monarto Safari Park! Mark your calendar with these exciting events.

September 2015

Spring Guided Bush Walks

September 3, 2015 - October 6, 2015

Join us for a unique Spring bush walk hosted by former Zoos SA President Heather Caddick.

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Westpac Father’s Day 2015

September 6, 2015

To say a big thanks to all our special dads, Zoos SA in conjunction with The Advertiser and Sunday Mail are giving your family a fantastic chance to celebrate Father’s Day at the zoo! Simply pick up a copy of The Advertiser on Saturday 5 September or the Sunday Mail on Sunday 6 September for your voucher offering one free entry with each paying ticket this Father’s Day.

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September/October School Holidays

September 26, 2015 @ 9:30 am - October 11, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

We’re calling on all adventurous little ones to visit us these school holidays to say hello to some of their favourite animal friends.  As an extra treat, kids wild at heart will become the zoo’s special explorers.  They’ll be given a unique passport so they can travel the zoo, stopping at special checkpoints where they’ll learn more about where our animals come from.

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October 2015

Help Name our Baby Rhino!

October 2, 2015 @ 8:00 am - October 11, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

We need your help to find a befitting name for our adorable rhino calf!

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Westpac Animal Play Day

October 18, 2015

Join us Sunday 18 October for a unique showcase of the animal enrichment activities.

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April 2016

Guided Autumn Bush Walks

April 4, 2016 - May 24, 2016

Join us for unique opportunity to explore Monarto Safari Park. Enjoy an autumn bush walk hosted by former Zoos SA President, Heather Caddick.

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Progressive Dinner

April 9, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy a dinner like no other in the bush of Monarto Safari Park. You will experience all the amazing sights and sounds of the animals preparing for nightfall and complete your evening of adventure and indulgence in the Indaba Bush Camp.

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April School Holidays

April 16, 2016 - May 1, 2016

These school holidays learn about animal martial arts. Take a journey through Monarto Safari Park’s and learn and their amazing skills and strengths!

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May 2016

Westpac Mother’s Day Celebrations

May 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Mother’s Day is an excellent annual opportunity for visitors to spoil mum with a visit to the zoo. In addition to meeting all of the zoo mums, there will be some special value-add activities to make mum feel like Queen Bee

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Feeding Times

Soup at Sun Down with the Chimps

May 8, 2016 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Enjoy soup on the Chimp Platform on Mothers Day for an exclusive chance to see these incredible animals also devour their supper. You’ll meet their keeper and as the sun sets watch the chimps build their nests for the evening each in their own special way.

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July 2016

July 2016 School Holidays

July School Holidays

July 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am - July 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Brave the cold these July school holidays to learn about all things BIG!

Monarto Safari Park will celebrate some of the BIGGEST residents while taking a look back at Zoos SAs conservation efforts to ensure these larger than life species are here for many years to come.

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November 2016

Behind the Scenes at Dusk with the Natives

November 6, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come and experience a rare opportunity to see the range of native animals at the breeding facility at Monarto Safari Park. Learn firsthand about what Monarto Safari Park is doing to help some of these rare and endangered animals.

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Monarto Safari Park Locals’ Week – 2 for 1 entry with token

November 29, 2016 @ 9:30 am - December 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

2 for 1 entry to Monarto Safari Park!

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December 2016

Christmas Dinner Dance at Monarto Safari Park!

December 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Thrill your guests with an unforgettable Christmas Dinner Dance experience at Monarto Safari Park!

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March 2017

Meet Damien Mander who risks his life to protect endangered species in southern Africa

March 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Meet Damien Mander, a former Royal Australian Navy clearance diver and special operations sniper who risks his life to protect endangered species in southern Africa.

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April 2017


Become a Conservation Superhero!

April 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am - April 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Are you ready to join us for a wild superhero adventure?

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May 2017

Taste the Murraylands Degustation

May 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Please note, this event has sold out!

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Mother’s Day High Tea

May 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for High Tea and celebrate Mother’s Day at Monarto Safari Park!

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August 2017

Autumn Bush Walks

Native Walk and Bird Watch

August 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Are you a wild bird watcher? or simply enjoy spring time in the Mallee? You will revel in this bush walking experience offered at the beginning of springtime in the Murraylands.

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September 2017

Mythical Creatures

Mythical Creatures – School holidays at Monarto Safari Park

September 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am - October 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Let your imagination run wild at Monarto & Adelaide Zoos these school holidays as we celebrate mythical creatures!

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October 2017

Behind the Scenes – Our Conservation Projects.

October 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join our amazing Monarto Safari Park keepers for an experience with a difference. Learn firsthand about the Zoos SA focus on a number of our Key Conservation projects.

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November 2017


Volunteer Information Session

November 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Love Monarto Safari Park, it’s wonderful animals and would like to be part of our zoo family?

Volunteer with us and “Share the Wonder “ of volunteering at Monarto Safari Park.

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December 2017

Animal Adventure – School holidays at Monarto Safari Park

December 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am - January 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

These school holidays go on an animal adventure throughout Monarto Safari Park and Adelaide Zoo and learn about our featured animal residents.

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April 2018

Zoo foods

Zoo Foods – School holidays at Monarto Safari Park

April 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - April 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

These school holidays go on an animal adventure throughout Monarto Safari Park and Adelaide Zoo and learn about our featured animal residents.

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September 2018

Zoomagination – School Holidays at Monarto Safari Park

September 29, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Let your little ones get creative with fun, unstructured play these school holidays at Monarto Safari Park.

Playing outdoors and getting messy is a great way to learn new skills and keep both humans and animals in tip-top shape!

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December 2018

Zebra Naming Competition

December 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - December 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Vote for your favourite and tell us why you think it’s right for this young foal. The winner will score a Family Pass to Monarto Safari Park!

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Animal Play Day

December 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us as we treat our residents to a day of fun and play.

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Animal Ancestors

Monarto Safari Park’s Animal Ancestors

December 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - January 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Discover our animals’ prehistoric ancestors these school holidays at Monarto Safari Park!

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February 2019

Rhino Gala

February 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

The most highly anticipated event of the zoo calendar is back and bigger than ever.

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Tisamale Quiz Night

February 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

In just a few months, the Zambians arrive, and to accompany their fundraising efforts of selling flags at Monarto, the MATZ now invite you to their QUIZ night on 16th February, at Adelaide West Uniting Church (near the airport).

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March 2019

A Dog’s Breakfast

March 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Enjoy a Champagne breakfast in the company of our Keepers and in the presence of our pack of amazing painted wild Dogs. You will see a training session , hide some enrichment and watch how our keepers move the pack between exhibits.
This is a truly wonderful experience, one not to be missed.

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April 2019

Autumn Bush Walks

Autumn Bushwalk with Heather Caddick

April 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - May 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Explore the wonders of Monarto Safari Park with a difference on a guided Spring bushwalk.

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April School Holiday Program: Dr Zoo

April 13, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Find out what the vets of Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park do each day with our ‘Dr Zoo’ themed holiday program.

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June 2019

Giraffe Naming Competition

June 11, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Name our giraffe calves!

Our herd has grown by two thanks to the arrival of a baby  boy and girl!

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Celebrate World Giraffe Day at Monarto Safari Park

June 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating World Giraffe Day Friday 21 June at Monarto Safari Park and help us ensure these gorgeous animals stay a stride ahead of extinction!

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July 2019

Celebrate NAIDOC these school holidays

July 6, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Join us for two weeks of cultural festivities and activities as we celebrate Aboriginal culture, art, stories and language with our interactive school holiday program.

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Celebrate World Chimpanzee Day at Monarto Safari Park

July 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating World Chimpanzee Day at Monarto Safari Park, visit our troop of magnificent chimps and help us ensure these inquisitive creatures stay a swing ahead of extinction!

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September 2019

Father's Day Monarto Safari Park

Dads go FREE* this Father’s Day!

September 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Make dad feel like the King of the jungle this Father’s Day, with a FREE* visit to Monarto Safari Park!

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Nature in the park at Monarto

September 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Are you a bird watcher, wild flower lover or just enjoy wandering through the bush? Join us to witness the arrival of spring in the Mallee. At this time of the year, the birds are breeding, wildflowers are blooming and the weather is usually ideal for walking.

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Roar and Snore in Spring at Monarto Safari Park

September 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - September 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am

The ever popular Roar and Snore is back. Bring your tent, van or swag and camp out under the stars at Monarto Safari Park this spring.

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October 2019

Tasmanian Devil, Monarto Safari Park

Behind the scenes with Natives at Dusk

October 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at dusk to discover what Tassie Devils and other animals devour. Watch these beautiful creatures at their most active and, while you’re at, enjoy a tasty supper yourself too!

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November 2019

Baby Chimp at Monarto Safari Park, image Amy Atherton

Help us name our baby chimp!

November 17, 2019 @ 5:00 am - November 24, 2019 @ 11:30 pm

Keepers have spent the last one and half months closely monitoring the chimp and in doing so have come up with names that they think are suitable for the littl’un.

But, they need your help. It’s up to you to choose the winning name.

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December 2019

Animal Wellbeing Day

December 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for our Animal Wellbeing Day and learn about how keepers use enrichment to make sure our animals are happy and stimulated.

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Journey to Africa these school holidays

December 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 27, 2020 @ 4:30 pm

Travel through Africa these school holidays and discover fascinating facts about our animals and the countries where they live in the wild.

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February 2020

Zoos SA Gala

Zoos SA Gala 2020

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

We invite you to join us for the 2020 Zoos SA Gala on Friday, 7 February 2020,

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Breakfast with the Cheetah

February 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Join us for breakfast and see the vital contribution Zoos SA are making to secure the future of this majestic species. This is a rare opportunity, offered exclusively to our members and their guests.


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April 2020

Breakfast with the Rhino

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Would you like to scratch a white rhino! Would you like to help put out feed for the rhinos to enjoy!

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Lions at Bedtime

Breakfast with the Lions

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

This a rare chance to experience one of Australia’s largest lion prides up close. You’ll experience the excitement of moving our magnificent pride from their night quarters plus enjoy a ‘lions share’ of a champagne breakfast.

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May 2020

Join us for Mother’s Day and celebrate at Monarto Safari Park!

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

This Mother’s Day treat your mum to a special high tea at Monarto Safari Park. Enjoy a range of sweet and savoury items including mini Panini’s with gourmet fillings, mini pastries, arancini balls, scones and assorted desserts.

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Roar and Snore in Autumn at Monarto Safari Park

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - May 17 @ 10:30 am

Join us for an adult’s only sleep over under the stars at Monarto Safari Park. You will be treated to a fireside feast where you can relax and listen to the bush sounds at night.

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lion cubs, monarto safari park

Competition: Help to name our lovely lion cubs

May 30 - June 14

Embarking on a lifetime of adventure, Husani’s four lion cubs and their sixteen little paws are about to take bold steps from their den into their expansive Monarto habitat – making now the perfect time to give them all names. That’s where you come in!

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#MonartoSafariPark's African Lion pride grows to ten after the adorable introduction of the male lions to our cubs…

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